• Scholarships are available for any applying teacher thanks to the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation and other sponsors. We also have scholarships available to specific geographic areas. Teachers from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington have an opportunity to receive a scholarship from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, while the Lynne and Harry Bradley Foundation specifically sponsors teachers from Wisconsin.
  • Scholarships for our on-campus programs are valued at $1,400 per teacher, while our traveling workshop programs are valued at $1,550 per teacher.
  • Financial assistance and scholarships are available for teachers from all 50 states on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Program Information:

  • Tuition covers accommodations, admissions, tour transportation, instruction and one graduate credit. Onsite meals are included.
  • Teachers who receive scholarships are expected to make a $150 refundable deposit to hold their registration. Refunds are awarded after the program is completed.


  • Each program includes one graduate credit hour, which is granted by La Salle University in Pennsylvania. Enrolled students, who wish to earn another two credits must pay $150 for each additional credit at the beginning of the program.

For more information, contact our Education Department at (610) 933-8825 ext. 292 or

Freedoms Foundation reserves the right to vary program content, accrediting institutions or sites as necessary; or cancel any course within 30 days of advance notice.

Heroes & Heroines:

Transforming Character

Through Biography


June 24 – 29, 2018

 Academic Director:
Dr. Timothy Patterson, Ph.D
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

Meet Hiroshi “Hershey” Miyamura, Medal of Honor Recipient, POW, and

veteran from the Korean War.



Meet Gen. James Livingston, (Ret.) Medal of Honor Recipient and

veteran from the Vietnam War.



Program topics include:

  • Explore major biographical figures in light of six character traits: Courage, Sacrifice, Integrity, Commitment, Patriotism and Citizenship
  • Five days of scholarly lectures and pedagogical discussions
  • Previous programs have explored such figures as Jackie Robinson, Alice Paul, Rachel Carson, Abraham Lincoln and George Washington among others



  • Receive resources and training in Medal of Honor Character Development Program
  • Learn to use biography to meet English/Language Arts standards
  • Network with teachers from across the country
  • Visit Historic Philadelphia
  • Private rooms at Freedoms Foundation and on-site meals included


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